Dr Ivonne Zavala Carrasco

Dr Ivonne Zavala Carrasco

Senior Lecturer, Physics

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602294

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Ivonne Zavala is a member of the Particle Physics and Cosmology Theory (PPCT) group. Her research interests lie at the interphase of Cosmology and Particle Physics.
Ivonne completed the Part III Certificate of Advanced Studies in Mathematics  (equivalent to master's level) and PhD degrees at the University of Cambridge. After some time as a postdoc in Europe, she joined Swansea as a faculty member in 2014.

A complete list of my publications can be found at the INSPIRE database using the link above.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Areas Of Expertise

  • Theoretical Cosmology
  • String Cosmology
  • Early and late time cosmology
  • Supergravity models

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests
I currently lecture Particle Physics 1, an introduction to the fascinating field of elementary particle physics, and the foundation module on Thermal Physics, Waves and Optics, which provides a first introduction into these three important topics, relevant in several areas of physics. I have also thought various advanced courses at postgraduate level.
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
I am interested in a broad range of fundamental questions on the interface between cosmology and particle physics. In particular understanding the nature and origin of past and present acceleration, i.e. cosmological inflation and dark energy, as well as the nature of dark matter, in terms of a fundamental theory of quantum gravity such as string theory.
A complete list of my publications can be found here.

I collaborate with several physicists from all around the world as you can read in my publications list.